Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Book Club Wednesday 12/21/11

The Musings Book Club selection for December is Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose.

If you, by chance, hold to the philosophy that people are basically good, then I suggest you read a book describing life in a "prisoner of war" camp OR life in a communist prison. You're likely to change your mind. Every time I read any such book, I am reminded that people are basically evil, only God is good, and only God can take an evil heart and make it good. The depths to which an evil heart can plunge are almost unimaginable but can often be described in a book depicting the life of a prisoner of war.

In chapter 6, the author describes a scene where the commander of the camp, having been fed up with the problem of numerous flies created by the open drainage ditches carrying waste from the piggery (pigs used to feed the Japanese soldiers), ordered each woman from the camp to kill and personally deliver to his office 100 flies a day. Those who came up short of their quota were beaten severely with a cane. The author described many such scenarios throughout the pages of this book, and I am sure she left out many details along the way and did not come close to describing the actual horror of the situation. I am, again, reminded of Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?"

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